Watching a stack of timbers arrive in the shop is always an exciting moment. First comes layout. Then the saws and chisels come out.
Hours and hours of cutting, checking measurements, more cutting.
Drilling peg holes, test fitting and tweaking, the finished timber frames take shape.
Raising is hard work, but really it's the reward - to see your efforts come to life.
White Oak timber framed open air chapel with king post trusses, from shop to raising to completion in Georgia
Poplar tree from South Carolina home site cut, crafted and raised for support post
Douglas Fir timber framed poolside pavilion during raising and completed in Atlanta
White Oak timber frame boathouse, hand-cut in shop and raised at lake home in Georgia
Cypress pavilion during fit up in shop, raised on site pool side, ready to be enjoyed in Georgia
Osage Orange timber hand-cut into a timber frame braces, installed on Indiana barn shed roof over entry door
Douglas Fir timber frame, hammer beam trusses in shop, during the raising, and the home nearing completion
Eastern White Pine pavilion timbers ready to go, raised next to a creek in Mountain Rest, South Carolina complete with fireplace and pizza oven